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Wicked Standout Rhea Patterson on the ‘Surreal’ Feeling of Making It on Broadway

Wicked Standout Rhea Patterson on the ‘Surreal’ Feeling of Making It on Broadway
Rhea Patterson of Wicked photographed exclusively for by Matthew Murphy

In the latest installment of Gotta Dance!, spotlights Rhea Patterson, the strikingly beautiful performer currently in Wicked on Broadway. Watch the self-proclaimed "late bloomer" talk about how she had an a-ha moment when she won a performance award as a kid in Virginia to realizing she wanted to be a professional dancer. Patterson describes how she approached her glam photo shoot with photographer Matthew Murphy and why she wanted to bring her "A-game" to the studio. Click on below to see Patterson in action, then watch her in the smash-hit musical at the Gershwin Theatre. 

Watch the video to find out how Patterson bloomed into a Broadway hoofer! 


About the Photographer
Matthew Murphy is a New York City-based photographer specializing in theater and dance. His work appears regularly in the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times and additional credits include Bravo TV, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, The Financial Times and The New York Post. He is a former member of American Ballet Theatre. For more information visit

Additional Credits: Hair & makeup by Ariel Vega; Styling by David Withrow; Production Assistants: Kevin Thomas Garcia and Sara Meissner; Photo Post Production: Matthew Murphy

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